William Parker Bates

12 November 1904–18 May 1948 (Age 43)
Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life of William Parker

When William Parker Bates was born on 12 November 1904, in Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, John Christopher Bates, was 39 and his mother, Janette Eliza Perry, was 36. He married Mathilda Polansky on 6 February 1932. He lived in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States for about 2 years. He died on 18 May 1948, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 43.

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William Parker Bates
Mathilda Polansky
Marriage: 6 February 1932

Spouse and Children

6 February 1932

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 12

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Parker Bates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William P Bates in household of John C Bates, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William P Bates in household of John C Bates, "United States Census, 1930"

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